• Penaluna_HERO

    Why We Swim in Quarries

    The powerful allure of the deep azure.

  • Becker_HERO-1

    Why It’s Hard for Black Holes to Get Together

    The universe’s greatest sinkholes have no trouble swallowing anything—except themselves.

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    Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot

    Meet Xiaoice. She’s empathic, caring, and always available—just not human.

  • Davies_HERO-1

    Our Conflicted Feelings For R2-D2

    Lucas’ droids are halfway between human and inhuman, so we can both love and ignore them.

  • Berard_HERO

    Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear

    How online fear feeds political smear campaigns, stock market rumors, and ISIS propaganda.

  • Attraction

    Opposites attract. Or is it birds of a feather flock together? Our brains could be chaotic storms governed by strange attractors. Or is the chaos ungoverned, and less important than we think? When it comes to attraction, nothing is simple. 

  • Aronson_HERO-4

    Ingenious: Scott Aaronson

    From computational complexity to quantum mechanics.

  • Bang_HERO

    Secrets in the Ice

    Love notes and warning messages are buried in Earth’s frozen archive.

  • Maxmen_HERO

    This Valentine’s Day, Go Public or Go Home

    Ken Kraaijeveld unveils ancient secrets of seduction from the animal kingdom.